CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the 2020 statewide summit, “Transforming Education for the Workforce,” to be held on April 14, 2020, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. Presented by the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and Future Ready Iowa, the summit will focus on expanding work-based learning and computer science as critical aspects of STEM education.
Thursday’s announcement was made at STEM Day at the Capitol, with nearly 200 Iowans showcasing innovative STEM models that are transforming education in and out of classrooms across the state. Hosted by the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, STEM Day at the Capitol opened with remarks from Gov. Reynolds, who was joined by Senator Bill Dotzler, Senator Amy Sinclair, Representative Cecil Dolecheck, Representative Dave Jacoby, Accumold President and CEO Roger Hargens and Kemin Industries Vice President and General Counsel Libby Nelson to highlight programs that are shaping tomorrow’s STEM leaders and building STEM-literate, workforce-ready citizens for Iowa.
“This year’s summit focuses on transforming education through work-based learning and computer science,” said Gov. Reynolds. “It’s the natural next step in immersing our students in science, technology, engineering, and math so that they can thrive in a competitive, global economy. By connecting their classroom learning to real-world career opportunities, we help turn their passion it into a worthwhile career.”
The agenda for the Transforming Education for the Workforce Summit includes remarks by the Governor, employers, educators and students. Licensure renewal credit is available through Central Rivers AEA for educators who attend the summit.
Registration for the summit opens today. For more information or to register, visit www.IowaSTEM.gov/2020STEMsummit.
— Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council
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